No Fewer Than Eight “Sudden Deaths” in PA This Year

Through a FOIA request to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following 35 kills at that state’s tracks thus far this year. Consistent with recent requests in PA, necropsies were denied, so detail is lacking.

Shining Colors, Jan 9, Parx S – “illness, euthanized” (raced in Oct)

Icomefromdowntown, Jan 11, Penn R – “went bad, vanned off, euthanized”

Russian Melody, Jan 12, Penn R – “pulled up bad, vanned off, euthanized”

Wanna Be Regal, Jan 17, Parx S – “illness, died” (raced earlier that month)

Successful Cure, Jan 18, Parx T – “injured, euthanized”

CycloneSpiritwind, Jan 25, Meadows S – “illness, euthanized”

Bester, Feb 1, Parx T – “injured, euthanized”

Posseineffecttoo, Feb 1, Parx R – “injured, euthanized”

Midnight Munchie’s, Feb 16, Parx T – “sudden death” (two years old)

yet-to-be-named, Feb 22, Parx T – “sudden death” (two years old)

Sweet Turn, Mar 6, Parx S – “illness, euthanized” (raced four days prior)

Woman Flyer, Mar 7, Parx R (euth Mar 8) – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”

Starship Subway, Mar 11, Parx T – “injured, euthanized”

Nowak, Mar 11, Penn T – “injured, euthanized” (being prepped for first race)

Get Me Some Candy, Mar 25, Parx T – “injured, euthanized”

Fillupcohensapiker, Mar 29, Parx R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”

I’am a Unicorn, Mar 30, Parx R – “sudden death” (five years old)

Lebron Hanover, Apr 2, Pocono T – “sudden death” (two years old)

Happycrest, Apr 11, Penn T – “injured, euthanized”

Powerful Ally, Apr 13, Parx S – “illness, died” (raced in Feb)

Flat Out Phoebe, Apr 22, Parx S – “illness, euthanized” (raced in Feb)

Slightly Frosted, Apr 23, Presque Isle S – “illness, euthanized” (raced in Mar)

Gottaflathaveher, Apr 25, Penn S – “illness, euthanized” (raced in Mar)

Beaver Creek, Apr 27, Parx R – “collapsed after finish, sudden death” (five years old)

Talia Ladybug, May 3, Parx T – “sudden death” (five years old)

Listen to Me, May 12, Parx T – “sudden death” (three years old)

True Upgrade, May 17, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, euthanized”

Show Maid, May 21, Penn T – “sudden death” (five years old)

House Impeachment, May 26, Penn T – “injured, euthanized”

Maybe After Later, Jun 6, Parx T – “injured, euthanized”

Emilia Strong, Jun 9, Penn R – “vanned off, euthanized”

Slew Tang Clan, Jun 13, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, euthanized”

Mandate, Jun 14, Parx R – “suffered a catastrophic injury, euthanized”

Ride With Me, Jun 15, Presque Isle T – “injured, euthanized”

Untwisted, Jun 25, Parx R – “injured, vanned off, euthanized”

9 Comments

  1. If people were morally upright, there would be no exploiting horses for racing and wagering. There would not be this daily routine practice of ABUSE, BRUTALITY and CRUELTY to horses called horseracing.

  2. A NATION CAN BE JUDGED BY HOW IT TREATS ITS ANIMALS.

    PATHETIC SCORE WHEN IT COMES TO HORSES.

    SHAME ON YOU ALL.

  3. I cannot understand why this is not being investigated. It is blatant animal cruelty and abuse. These horses need protection from this corruption. I hope those responsible reap what they sow.

  4. THIS IS SO SAD. THANK YOU FOR INFORMING US ON THE CRUEL TREATMENT AND UNNECESSARY DEATH OF THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES.
    LET’S PUT A SADDLE ON THESE DUMB PEOPLE BACK AND MAKE THEM RACE. DUMMIES…

  5. BLATANT ANIMAL ABUSE WITH A COVER UP. TIME FOR YOU GUYS TO DO SOME PRISON TIME.

  6. Any person who takes part in the abuse of these animals is an ignorant and cruel person.
    How, in 2022, where information IS available to educate oneself, can anyone believe that this abuse is acceptable!?!?
    STOP THE SO CALLED “RACING” OF HORSES!!!
    THIS IS MORE APPROPRIATELY DESCRIBED AS AN “ON GOING CYCLE OF FORCED IMPREGNATION TO A HORSE THROUGH HUMAN ATTACK TO A HORSE, ABUSE, TORTURE,
    DRUGGING, INJECTIING, AND MURDERING OF HORSES.”

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